60 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Papeete
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Punaauia, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Drive to Faa'a International Airport, Fly to Auckland International Airport
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
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Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

— 5 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora and Alain Despert. Get in touch with nature at Matira Beach and Tupitipiti Point. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, explore the gorgeous colors at Leopard Rays Trench, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bora Bora day trip tool.

Washington DC, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bora Bora. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Punaauia.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Punaauia, French Polynesia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then stop by Viamiti Perles, and then explore the striking landscape at Point Venus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Punaauia trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Punaauia in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Punaauia can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Punaauia

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 5 nights

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Do your shopping at Sculptureum and Devonport. Get in touch with nature at Mount Eden and Rangitoto Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Piha (Piha Beach & Arataki Visitor Centre). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island, see the interesting displays at Auckland Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Auckland trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Punaauia to Auckland. You'll lose 22 hours traveling from Punaauia to Auckland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Punaauia in May, you will find days in Auckland are much colder (60°F), and nights are slightly colder (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 26:

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 6 nights

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Relax by the water at Mt Maunganui Main Beach and Kinloch Beach. Get in touch with nature at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest and Redwoods Treewalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more), Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Summit Track & Mount Maunganui Base Track) and Waitomo Caves (Footwhistle Glowworm Cave & Waitomo Glowworm Caves). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, have some family-friendly fun at OGO Rotorua, get interesting insight from Tours, and get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua trip planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Rotorua. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 1:

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 6 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Central Art Gallery and Silver Fern Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Wanaka and Kiwi Birdlife Park. Change things up with a short trip to Wanaka in Wanaka (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: trek along Queenstown Hill, take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Ben Lomond Track, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Queenstown takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Melbourne, Australia

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and ArtVo. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Art Gallery of Ballarat in Ballarat--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

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You can fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Sydney, Australia

— 6 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Visit The National Pass and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk for their historical value. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Australian Centre for Photographyfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online route planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:

Cairns, Australia

— 6 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore hidden gems such as Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Four Mile Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ngarru Gallery and Bones and Jones. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). Spend the 22nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Cairns reach 79°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 24:

Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and White Sand Beach. Shop till you drop at Jungceylon and P & C Jewelry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Rawai) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, see the interesting displays at Phuket 3D Museum, stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and get great views at Karon View Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Patong tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Patong takes 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairns in June; daily highs in Patong reach 89°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Art in Paradise Pattaya and Jim Thompson House. Shop till you drop at Siam Paragon and Raja's Fashions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Historic City of Ayutthaya, &more) and Big Buddha Temple (in Pattaya). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, get great views at Wat Saket, and make a trip to Wat Pho.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Patong to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Bangkok are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 5 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra Singh. Visit Wat Si Suphan and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Doi Inthanon in Doi Inthanon National Park (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, and see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

Male, Maldives

— 2 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Rasfannu, admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and then immerse yourself in nature at Hulhumale Central Park. On the next day, examine the collection at National Museum and then look for gifts at Island Bazaar.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Male travel route planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Male in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chiang Mai to Male is minus 2 hours. July in Male sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

French Polynesia travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops · Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.

Tahiti travel guide

4.1
Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.